ANS Group Plc
LSE : ANS

February 16, 2009 10:56 ET

Issue of Options

                                                                                           16 February 2009
                                                                                  GB0009606764/GBP/PLUS-exn
                                                                                                           


                                               ANS GROUP PLC
                                                  (PLUS)
                                      ("ANS Group" or "the Company")


Issue of Options

Further  to  the  announcement on 10 February 2009 ANS Group would like to confirm Share  options  held  by
Richard  Gascoigne and David Hutton along with Paul Sweeney. Both Mr Gascoigne and Mr Hutton  were  awarded
300,000  share options and Mr Sweeney was awarded 100,000. All the Options were issued at £1 on 15  January
2009  exercisable at the earlier of 5 years or a Share Sale of ANS. The conditions of excise  for  all  the
options are linked to profits targets of up to £3m and/or certain sales targets.

Directors Dealings

On 13/02/2009 Paul Sweeney purchased 1801 shares at £1.01

On 15/01/2009 Scott Fletcher purchased 667 shares at £0.75

Director Holdings are as follows:

Scott Fletcher  (including those          4,227,894     34.87%
held in Lowry Trust)
Paul Sweeney                              1,303,467     10.75%
Ian Hogg                                    170,000      1.40%
Martin Bradburn                             330,717      2.73%
Chris Malthouse                             629,344      5.19%
Richard Gascoigne                                 0      0.00%
David Hutton                                 33,333      0.27%
                                                              
Total Directors Shareholdings             6,694,755     55.21%
Total Shares in issue                    12,126,254           


Shares Purchased for Cancellation


The Directors of the Issuer accept responsibility for this announcement

ENQUIRIES

ANS GROUP PLC                                                      TEL: 0161 227 1000

Scott Fletcher, Chairman

scott.fletcher@ansgroup.co.uk





ST HELEN'S CAPITAL PLC                                             TEL: 020 7628 5582

Barry Hocken / Duncan Vasey



MC2                                                                TEL:  0161 236 1352

Jo Harrington

joanneh@mcmc.co.uk



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